Is Kratom legal in Canada: Everything you need to know

Kratom, also called referred to as Mitragyna Speciosa, is popular as a controversial mind-alerting drug found naturally.

Because of its qualities, people market it as a dietary or nutritional supplement. When consumed at lower doses, it acts as a stimulant. However, at higher doses, it is known to create an effect that is quite similar to morphine. People are also using kratom extract these days. In its simplest form, kratom extract is a concentrated and enhanced form of kratom powders. Sometimes, the extract starts with the powder.

Kratom works on the opioid receptors, which alters the chemistry of the brain and its normal functioning level. Governing bodies like the Canadian Food Inspection Agency claim that the prolonged use of kratom has the potential for addiction and dependency. The legality of kratom in Canada is still under scrutiny, and people are debating about it.

“The worldwide laws regarding kratom are rapidly evolving. For example, in the United States, Kratom is currently labeled as a controlled substance in six states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin,” according to drug crime attorney Tsion Chudnovsky of Chudnovsky Law. “In the remaining states, including California, it is legal to purchase, consume and sell kratom with the exception of a few local cities and counties that ban the substance.”

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